Snow Cancellation Reminder

Cancellation of Faith Formation classes due to snow will be posted on WCVB channel 5, WBZ channel 4, and on our website at www.stannsraynham.org.  If school is canceled or delayed, Daily Mass will also be canceled

Welcome New Parishoners!

A word of welcome to new parishioners! Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John, Deacon Joe or Deacon Matt so that we can better serve you. We hope that you will become involved with our parish, and we look forward to your presence and participation each week. Parish contact information is here.

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Parish News Updates

Camps Bernadette & Fatima

Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls are now accepting registrations for the 2018 summer season. The camps, located in the Lakes Region of NH, offer 2-week overnight sessions for children, ages 6-15. For more information or to request a brochure, contact Brendan Stackhouse at 603-364-5851 or email Brendan@bfcamp.com, or visit and register online at www.bfcamp.com. Please don’t wait as sessions full up quickly.

First Friday Adoration

A wonderful tradition here at St. Ann’s is the First Friday Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament. This Friday, March 2nd, following the 7:00am Mass, the Eucharist is available on the altar so we can spend time with our Lord in prayer. First Friday Adoration will now conclude at 9:00pm. Thank you to all those who coordinate the schedule and many thanks to those who spend time in prayer with our Lord. Please take advantage of the opportunity for prayer. Volunteers NEEDED! Please call John Maher at(508) 880-7280.

Grade 9 Retreat!

Grade 9 students will be attending their Confirmation Retreat on Saturday February 24th and Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The retreats will be held at the Fr. Peyton Center located at Holy Cross Family Ministry in Easton. Please keep the Candidates in your prayers. Directions to the retreat are here.

Taunton Deanery Lenten Mission Update

This year the Taunton Deanery is hosting a Lenten Mission from Sunday, March 4th until Wednesday, March 7th at 7:00pm. Our theme this year is “After This Our Exile: A People Seeking A Refuge”. The mission on Sunday and Monday will be at St. Ann’s Church in Raynham (660 N. Main St.) and on Tuesday and Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Church in Taunton (19 Kilmer Ave.). On Sunday, March 4th Deacon Matt Gill will be preaching on Prayer (it will be in the context of Eucharistic Adoration). On Monday, March 5th Fr. Jim Doherty will be preaching on Fasting (in the context of the Mass). On Tuesday, March 6th Fr. Kevin Cook will be preaching on Almsgiving (in the context of the Mass). On Wednesday, March 7th Fr. Tom Costa will be preaching on Reconciliation (in the context of a Reconciliation Service).

Weekly Collection Envelopes

A reminder to the Parishioners who use the weekly collection envelopes. Please clearly mark the front of your envelope with your donation amount. This will ensure you receive credit for your donation on the year-end statements you receive in January. The company we use for processing sends back numerous envelopes monthly that have no amounts written or checked on the front of the envelopes, therefore, the year-end statement will not reflect this donation.

Coffee & Donuts This Sunday

Coffee and donuts are available after the 8:00am and 9:30am Masses. We would like to thank Sharyn and John Pasquale, Claire Cote, and Pat Sadlier for assisting this weekend. We are grateful to Bev Morgan for overseeing this activity, and Tim Holick and George Pike, our “bakers.” We are always looking for helpers and it’s a nice way to make friends and meet new people. Please call Bev Morgan at 508-823-9183 if you are interested.

28th Annual Knights of Columbus Road Race

The 28th Annual St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council 10289 Charity 5 Mile Road Race and 2.5 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, April 15th, at 9:30am. Back by popular demand is the 2.5 mile Fun Run/Walk. This shorter distance is suitable for both runners that might not want to try the longer distance as well as those that like a nice long walk for a great cause. The race starts and finishes at the Raynham American Legion on Mill Street. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Free race t-shirt for all runners registered by 3/15. Full pancake breakfast after the race! This race is the main fundraising vehicle for the St. Ann’s Knights Council. All proceeds are used to support local families and charities in need as well as to fund scholarships for college-bound Raynham students. Volunteers interested in helping with the race and those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Race Director, John Donahue by email at john.donahue64@gmail.com or call 508-822-6015. For runners information and to register for the event go to http://bit.ly/2mH7ND1 

Have You Experienced An Emmaus Retreat?

Emmaus is a retreat for men and women (ages 20+) who seek to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, regardless of their present level of faith or practice. We want to invite you to join us on our next Emmaus weekend. You will be welcomed by a loving community, spend time in personal and communal prayer, and celebrate the sacraments. The next Emmaus is March 9-11 at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, MA. For more information or to apply online, email us at emmausretreats@gmail.com or visit our website: www.emmausretreats.com.

An Opportunity for the New Year

As we begin 2018, have you made the resolution to deepen your relationship with God? Sign up for a weekend retreat or for a day of spiritual renewal at La Salette Retreat Center. Call 508-222-8530 or write for their 2018 Schedule of retreats and days of recollection: office@lasaletteretreatcenter.com if you want to receive the 2018 Catalog in digital edition; La Salette Retreat and Conference Center, 947 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 if you want to receive the 2018 catalog by regular mail, in paper edition. Or visit our Website at www.lasaletteretreatcenter.com.

2018 Women and Men’s Conference

The Fall River Diocese is offering again this year a Women and Men’s Conference, set for Saturday, March 10, at Stonehill College in Easton. The Conference program features dynamic speakers, prayer music, reflection and Mass, plus – new for 2018 – a special track for young adults, ages 18 to 30. Speakers will be Paulist Father Dave Dwyer, host of SiriusXM Radio’s The Busted Halo Show; Daughter of St. Paul Sister Marie Paul Curley, a writer and multi-media producer; Father Tony Ciorra of Sacred Heart University, who is a leading expert in Catholic Spirituality; and ValLimar Jansen, a Christian music singer and composer.

This Women and Men’s Conference offers a great opportunity for spiritual renewal and enrichment during Lent. For details, pick up a registration form at the parish or visit www.fallriverdiocese.org.

Annual Appeal

Thank you so much for your generosity. Even in these difficult economic times, it is edifying to witness the commitment our parishioners have to St. Ann’s Parish. As of this past Tuesday, we have received a total of $44,987.00. If you have not received a mailing regarding the Appeal you may find the letter and the financial report at the doors of the church. Thanks again to those who have already given and thanks to those who will give!

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Are you, or someone you know, interested in becoming Catholic? If you’ve never been Baptized, Baptized in another Christian Church or Baptized in the Catholic Church but never received First Communion then please let us know. We can assist you in becoming a member of the Catholic Church or completing that journey. Please contact the parish office (508-823-9833) or email Fr. John (revjmm@gmail.com). We look forward to walking this journey with you!